Emery Dillingham Scagel and Eliza Betsey Henry

E. D. Scagel, retouched

Courtesy of Nancy Benton

Eliza Scagel, retouched


Courtesy of Nancy Benton

Only removed the yellow cast with retouching

The images of E. D. SCAGEL and his wife are 2-1/4 X 3-3/4 cartes-de-vistes images which have revenue stamps on the back indicating they were taken between 1864 and 1866. The tax stamps were required during the period 1 August 1864 to 1 August 1866. They were taken at the studio of S. O. Hersey in Montpelier, Vermont.

Emery D. Scagel was the son of Thomas Best Scagel and Chloe Fisk Dillingham, and a nephew of our ancestor Rachel Scagel who married Hiram Atwell.

William Henry Eldridge’s The Descendants of Samuel Henry and Lurana Cady Henry gives the following:

Eliza Betsey » Henry, (James Madison) was born in Waterbury, Vt., Dec. 31, 1837. She attended Chelsea and Barre Academies and taught school until the time of her marriage. She married Dec. 28, 1861, Emery Dillingham Scagel, born in Waterbury, Vt., Aug. 31, 1835. He attended Newbury Seminary and Fort Edward Institute. He was a chemist and druggist. She died in Waterbury, Mar. 14, 1866, and he died in Hoosick Falls, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1872. Both of their children were born in Waterbury : —

i. Dora Scagel, b. July 5, 1863; m. Aug. 4, 1885, Edwin Francis Cleveland. She d. Feb. 10, 1892.
They had four children: —
1. Mabel Floral Cleveland, b. Aug. 7, 1886: d. June 1895.
2. Frances Julia Cleveland, b. Apr. 30, 1888; m. in 1909, Perley G. Adams.
3. Ferdinand Scagel Cleveland, b. June, d. Oct. 1890.
4. Dora Eliza Cleveland, b. Feb. 9, 1892.

ii. Flora Scagel, b. Dec. 5, 1865. Resides 468 College St., Burlington, Vt.

Emery’s death is referred to in a letter from Sarah Atwell Gilbert to Caroline Atwell Noyes (both daughters of Hiram Atwell and Rachel Scagel, Caroline being our ancestor) written 21 Nov 1876.

“West went to VT this summer went to (unintelligible) at Waterbury took dinner with Uncle Best – Aunt Chloe is not there any more she died the last of July with softening of the brain Uncle Best said and that it was too much for her burying Mary and Emory I never have seen her since Mary was buried – the girls were there with him keeping home & going to school West went to the school house to see them said that Dora was quite slight and stooping but Flora was plump & very pretty. They have a little old house at the Mill Village.”

Flora and Dora were both daughters of Emery D. Scagel.

Olive Atwell FISK, sister of Hiram ATWELL, was living in Montpelier in 1880. It was in Montpelier that Sarah Atwell GILBERT, Hiram’s daughter, was buried in 1877 and was living there in 1870, but was in Boston at the time of her death.

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Husband: Emery D. Scagel
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Born: Cir 1835 – , , Vermont
Christened:
Died: Bef 1876
Buried:
Father: Thomas Best Scagel (1805- )
Mother: Chloe Fisk Dillingham (Cir 1814-1876)
Marriage: Place:
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Events
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1. Census: 1840 Waterbury Center, Washington, Vermont, USA. pg. 355
Lorenzo D. SHEGILL – – – 1 – 1 / 1 1 – 1 1 1
pg. 357
Hiram ATWELL – 1 – – – 1 / – 2 1 – – 1
1 male 5 to 10, (which would be John most likely?, Hiram perhaps being
already dead), 1 male 30 to 40 (Hiram); 2 females 5 to 10 (would be
Sarah and Caroline), 1 female 10 to 15 would be ?, and a female 30 to
40.
Elias NEWCOMB
William LAMPHER?
Joseph HANES or BANES?
Davin BESCOTT?
Joel DOTY
pg. 358
Lyman SMITH
George SHEGILL – – – – – – – – – 1/ – – – – – – – – – 1
George SHEGILL Jr. – – – 1 – – 1 / 11 2 1 1 – 1
Patrick BRYAN – 1 2 2 1 – 1 / – 1 – 1 – – 1
Michael WELCH
Thomas B. SHEGILL 1 – – 1 – – 1 / – – – – 1 1

2. Census: 1850 Waterbury Center, Washington, Vermont, USA. Thomas’
household is a couple of pages over from Hiram ATWELL who had been
married to his sister, Rachel.

23 1843 1853 Scaggell Thomas 45 M
Grocer Vt
24 1843 1853 Scaggell Clara F 36 F
Vt
25 1843 1853 Scaggell Emery D 15 M
Vt
26 1844 1854 Ransom Hawley 46 M Clergyman
Meth. Ep. Vt
27 1844 1854 Ransom Lucy 45 F
Vt
28 1844 1854 Ransom Margaret 22 F
Vt
29 1844 1854 Ransom Dulcena 14 F
Vt

3. Census: 1860 Waterbury, Washington, Vermont. Source Citation: Year:
1860; Census Place: Waterbury, Washington, Vermont; Roll: M653_1324;
Page: 128; Image: 634; Family History Library Film: 805324.
1165/1237 Thomas B. Scagel 55 Post Master – – 300 VT
Cloe T. Scagel 46 MA
Emery D. 24 clerk VT
Mary E. 6

4. Census: 1870 Warren, Washington, Vermont. Source Citation: Year:
1870; Census Place: Warren, Washington, Vermont; Roll: M593_1626; Page:
286A; Image: 575; Family History Library Film: 553125.
144/154 Scagel E. D. 34 manufr of clap board 5000 1162 VT
T. B. 65 works about mill
Chloe 55
Mary E. 16
Dora 6
Flora 4

5. Photo: Photo of E. D. Scagel, , , Vermont.

The images of E. D. SCAGEL and his wife are 2-1/4 X 3-3/4
cartes-de-vistes images which have revenue stamps on the back indiciating
they were taken between 1864 and 1866. The tax stamps were required
during the period 1 August 1864 to 1 August 1866. They were taken at the
studio of S. O. Hersey in Montpelier, Vermont.

Olive Atwell FISK, sister of Hiram ATWELL, was living in Montpelier in
1880. It was in Montpelier that Sarah Atwell GILBERT, Hiram’s daughter,
was buried in 1877 and was living there in 1870, but was living in Boston
at the time of her death.

6. Correspondence Reference: 1876 Nov 21. His death is referred to in a
letter from Sarah Atwell Gilbert to Caroline Atwell Noyes 21 Nov 1876.

“West went to VT this summer went to (unintelligible) at Waterbury took
dinner with Uncle Best – Aunt Chloe is not there any more she died the
last of July with softening of the brain Uncle Best said and that it
was too much for her burying Mary and Emory I never have seen her since
Mary was buried – the girls were there with him keeping home & going to
school West went to the school house to see them said that Dora was
quite slight and stooping but Flora was plump & very pretty. They have a
little old house at the Mill Village.”

7. Edit : 2003 Aug.

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Wife: Eliza Henry
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Born: 1837 Dec 11 about – , , Vermont
Christened:
Died: 1866 Mar 11
Buried: – Hope Cemetery, Waterbury, Washington, Vermont
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Events
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1. Photo: 1864-1866, Montpelier, Washington, Vermont.

The images of E. D. SCAGEL and his wife are 2-1/4 X 3-3/4
cartes-de-vistes images which have revenue stamps on the back indiciating
they were taken between 1864 and 1866. The tax stamps were required
during the period 1 August 1864 to 1 August 1866. They were taken at the
studio of S. O. Hersey in Montpelier, Vermont.

The hair and what may be a hair ribbon in the in the image of Mrs.
Scagel, have the appearance of an etching which makes me wonder if
definition wasn’t added by the photographer.

2. Edit : 2003 Oct.

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Children
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1 F Dora Scagel
Born: Cir 1864 – , Washington, Vermont, USA
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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2 F Flora Scagel
Born: Cir 1866 – , , Vermont
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Source Information
Year: 1880; Census Place: Waterbury, Washington, Vermont; Roll: T9_1349; Family History Film: 1255349; Page: 265B; Enumeration District: 218; Image: .
42 324/347 SCAGEL Thomas B. wm 75 Laborer b. VT father b. ME
43 Dora wf 16 Granddaughter Teaching School b. VT parents b. VT
44 Flora wf 14 Granddaughter At school b. VT parents b. VT
45 WALDO Harriet wf 46 Servant Housework b. NY parents b. VT

Eliza B. Scagel’s tombstone at Findagrave.

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